Thursday, 30th November 2023, from 18:00 to 19:00 h. CET (UTC+1)
Since the EU adopted its Indo-Pacific Strategy, the geopolitical situation in the region has changed significantly. The rivalry between China and the United states has intensified and the entire region is now beginning to be examined through a security prism. The uncertainty caused by this strategic rivalry is worsened by the apparent slowdown of the Chinese economy. An increasingly inward-looking China makes it difficult to collect data to assess the real state of its economy, its economic outlook and the mood of Chinese society. On the other hand, the results of the coming 2024 US presidential elections, which may even include a second Trump term, could lead to a shift in US foreign policy, which, under the Biden Administration, has sought to re-establish its alliances in the region and facehur the rise of China in a more methodical and coherent manner than the previous Administration.
The EU intends to be an independent security and defense actor in the Indo-Pacific, but does not want the US-China rivalry to take place in the region, forcing other actors to take sides. The EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy prioritizes cooperation –especially in the economic field– green transition and connectivity, and seeks to establish tailor-made partnerships with willing partners.
- Introduction: Yasmin Paricio, Politics, Society and Education Department Coordinator, Casa Asia | @yparicio
- Speaker: Emilio de Miguel, Ambassador-at-Large for the Indo-Pacific and Director of Casa Asia’s Centre in Madrid
- Moderator: Oriol Farrés, Coordinator of CIDOB’s International Yearbook | @Urifarres
- Comments by Mario Esteban, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @wizma9
- Registration on Casa Asia’s website.
- The event will be held in Spanish without simultaneous interpretation.